Driving tests will start again in Scotland on Monday 14 September 2020. As driver training in Scotland can resume on 24 August, this will give learner drivers time to have refresher lessons and practice before taking their test.
Driving instructor testing and standards checks start date will also start again on 14 September. Vocational and car and trailer tests and ADI Part 2 tests will resume on Monday 31 August 2020.
DVSA chief executive Gareth Llewellyn said: “It has been vital that lessons and tests only resume when safe to do so and in line with the Scottish Government’s advice.
“We know this has been a tough time for everyone including learners and driving instructors but I am pleased to announce the restart of lessons and tests in Scotland.
“Tests for critical workers have continued during the lockdown and I would like to thank all those instructors and examiners who have continued to work to help deliver tests for those who have done so much to help us during this terrible pandemic.”
Lorries, buses and coaches
The Scottish Government also announced that driving lessons for lorry, buses and coach drivers can restart on 24 August and testing can resume on 31 August in Scotland.
Lorry, buses and coach theory tests restarted in Scotland on 3 August.
Gareth Llewellyn said: “Lorry, bus and coach drivers played a vital role during this pandemic by transporting essential goods, and helping critical workers travel to and from work.
“I’m pleased to announce that driving tests for lorries, buses and coach drivers will restart on 31 August in Scotland.
“Vocational tests for critical workers have continued during the lockdown. I would like to thank all the vocational instructors and examiners who have continued to work to help deliver tests.”
Candidates can book tests up to six weeks in advance (normally 10 weeks) and new test slots will be added every Monday. DVSA has done this so it can more quickly respond to any change to COVID-19 government guidance on a national and local level.